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The Piedmont Environmental Council hosts advocacy campaigns on a variety of local, state and (sometimes) federal issues. We also let local residents know about planning processes and other opportunities to weigh in. Find out about these campaigns through email alerts and social media. If you haven’t already signed up, you can sign up for email alerts today! You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram.

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List of current PEC advocacy campaigns or petitions:

Ask Virginia to fund conservation, public access and historic preservation

The Virginia House and Senate conferees are meeting to finalize a budget agreement for the 2022-2024 biennium. Included in the House and Senate budget bills, which passed their respective chambers last Thursday, are a number of opportunities for historic investments in the preservation and enjoyment of Virginia’s natural lands.
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Metal mining in Virginia risks public and environmental health

Gold mining historically occurred throughout Virginia in the gold-pyrite belt, including substantial operations across the PEC region in Orange, Culpeper and Fauquier counties. Now, half a century since metals were last mined commercially, the threat has resurfaced. PEC is currently working with a coalition of organizations to pass comprehensive statewide legislation at the Virginia General Assembly to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our communities. Sign the joint petition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4o5RdQ2FsfTLlAsLWfHMXLQNotO-0oxAkC5BV0Ts6F2tHSw/viewform


Protect St. Louis’s Drinking Water Supply from Overdevelopment

The tiny village of St. Louis, the first historically African American community in Loudoun, is under ongoing threat from development proposals that could negatively alter the character of the community and use up the groundwater supplies that serve existing wells.


Sign the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition Petition

The Virginia Energy Reform Coalition (VERC) is a group of stakeholders, including PEC, representing a broad spectrum of interests who are calling for reforms needed to create a modern, 21st-century grid that lowers prices, increases choices for ratepayers, and improves the environment, all while maintaining reliability. Learn more and sign the petition!


Town To Trail Petition

Add your name to our petition to show support for trails and parks in Gordonsville in Orange County. 


Loudoun Petition: HOA Residents for Sustainable Landscaping

More than 60% of Loudoun residents are part of an HOA. Join with friends, neighbors and community members in showing support for sustainable landscaping practices at HOAs across Loudoun County.


Charlottesville/Albemarle Petition

This petition is a simple way to show elected officials in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville that residents want better, more connected, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.